Aaron on the Issues
Funding and Expanding Education
Over a decade worth of cuts in funding to our public education system has left us with a teacher shortage, no investment in Pre-K, and fewer people obtaining an education beyond high school. It's time to reinvest so that Arizona can become a leader in education.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Arizona is losing out on the opportunities to attract the most innovative companies because of our underfunded education system. Simply put, an excellent education system produces workers who can earn high paying jobs. As an entrepreneur, I want Arizona to be the best state in the nation to start, maintain...
Protecting Our Environment
Arizona is the most beautiful state in the country. We need common sense environmental protections to ensure we pass a flourishing state to our children and grandchildren. Secondly, we need to thoughtfully address the water issues facing our state -- not as Democrats or Republicans but as Arizonans.
I’m going to be the Clean Energy Governor and I’ll help to finally bring Arizona into the 21st century. We should be pursuing policies that encourage the development and use of renewable energy sources. With an abundance of sun in our state, we should be pursuing solar energy solutions. It’s...
Affordable, Quality Healthcare
With many citizens in our state working in non-traditional jobs, we desperately need to identify cost-effective healthcare solutions. We should allow adults to buy into the state's Medicaid plan, which is a national leader in both controlling costs and ensuring quality. We also need to expand eligibility for our KidsCare...
As Governor, I will put the full force of my office behind an effort to let the people of Arizona vote on a constitutional amendment to protect a woman’s right to choose. With Roe. v. Wade under attack, we can no longer count on federal law to protect a woman’s...
Common Sense Tax Plan
We need to stop cutting taxes for the ultra wealthy and start investing in efforts that will help more Arizonans be successful. We need to close the loopholes and special deals for corporations that are scattered throughout our state tax code, which are causing the state to lose out on...
Infrastructure and Trade
Investing in our infrastructure -- including the I-11 corridor, modernizing roads and bridges throughout the state, and ensuring sufficient infrastructure for our tribal nations -- is a great example of an investment that the state can make right now and will quickly begin yielding real benefits. Our location along the...
Repairing Our Politics
Growing up in Arizona, our political leaders demonstrated the basic values of collaboration and respect by working together at the State Capitol. Burton Barr, the Senate Majority Leader, was a Republican, but he sat down with his Democratic colleague in the Senate, Alfredo Gutierrez, and made decisions on how they...
Airbnb Short Term Rentals
In my time at the legislature, Airbnbs and short-term rentals were one of the issues I heard about most from constituents. It was heartbreaking to hear from so many residents how their entire quality of life had been affected by party houses that were run as businesses right in our...